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San Diego Area Teen Scores Top Honors
A San Diego high school senior has won top honors and $100,000 in the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Aaron Goldin invented a gyroscope that converts ocean wave energy into electricity, desinging the invention from an old tape recorder, answering machine, and household appliances. The invention may be scalable to large off-shore power generation as a replacement for fossil fuel power plants. The winners were announced yesterday at the American Association for th (More info...)

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Alcatel Enhances Gigabit Switch Line
Calabasas-based Alcatel Network Division has debuted a new Gigabit switch family, The company's new OmniSwitch 6800 family of layer 3 switches are 1U-high, and support Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet support. The company is targeting customers who are transitioning to Gigabit Ethernet at the desktop. The workgroup switches can handle up to 384 users per stack of switches, and one model supports all fiber links for core networking applications. According to Alcatel, the switches support (More info...)

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Avery Dennison Unveils RFID Tag
Pasadena-based Avery Dennison is continuing its foray into the transportation and homeland security market with its announcement today of a tamper-evident Radio Frequency ID (RFID) tag. The company is tapping the technology of RF Code Inc. to demonstrate the product, which is expected to be available in early 2005. The RFID tag contains electronic seal technology for tamper monitoring, tracking, and locating of containers and other physical assets. RFID tags are starting to be used for tracking (More info...)

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Memorex Taps M-Systems For Flash Drives
Cerritos-based media products company Memorex and M-Systems announced today that the two companies have partnered to provide USB flash drive storage systems to the consumer marketplace. Memorex will brand M-Systems flash USB flash drives as their own, adding to the company's line of storage products. Memorex markets a line of product ranging from CD-Rs to DVD recorders. The company is already marketing USB flash drives in capacities from 128MB to 2GB; this deal gives the company access to M-Syst (More info...)

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RampRate Adds To Board
Santa Monica-based RampRate said that it has named Barry Patmore to its Board of Advisors. The firm negotiates IT outsourcing process for clients. Patmore previously served at Accenture, was a venture partner at Brentwood Venture Capital, and served as interim CIO at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He is on the Board of QAD and LetsTalk.

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SMC Ships Hotspot Gateway Kit
Irvine-based SMC Networks has shipped a new product geared at allowing companies to easily set up an Internet wireless hotspot. The company's new EliteConnect Hotspot Gateway Kit supports 2.4Ghz 802.11g, combining both a wireless access point with accounting and authentication services. The $899 product also includes the ability to add a POS ticket printer to allow companies to quickly and easily set up a paid WiFi access point. The company's hardware is designed for use in coffee shops, hotel l (More info...)

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CallWave Targets Mobile Call Screening
Santa Barbara-based CallWave has extended its VoIP services to the cell phone market, introducing a new mobile call screening and mobile call transfer service today. The company's new services allow users to listen to voice messaging in real time on their cell phone, and interrupt if they like to take a call. The company's new services also allow users to transfer a live cell phone call to their home or office phone. Working much like the company's existing PC-based/desktop screening services, t (More info...)

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Business Networking and Speaker Event, The Graduates Club
Business Networking and Speaker Event, The Graduates Club

The Graduates Club presents a networking and speaker event, on Thursday,
December 9th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Davidson Executive Conference
Center (Los Angeles, CA). The event, which is free-of-charge, will feature
networking and a presentation by Will Marre, CEO of REALeadership Alliance
and co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center, now Franklin Covey. It
should be a fantastic event. Space is limited, please register soon. For
more info and to register, please go to
or call us toll-free at 877-456-2127. www.thegraduatesclub.com

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